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St. Louis grabbed a 5-2 win over Atlanta on Friday, as Lance Lynn was credited with a win at Busch Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Cardinals were rewarded as -115 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 6.5.
Lance Lynn earned the victory for the Cardinals, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 2, and allowing 7 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Matt Holliday in the win.
Atlanta's starting pitcher Ervin Santana worked 5 innings, giving up 10 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Chris Johnson in a losing cause.
St. Louis enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 13-8 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Trevor Rosenthal who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.